PINK FLOYDZ – A FLEETING GLIMPSE – CELEBRATING 20 YEARS !!
Now in its 20th Year, A Fleeting Glimpse continues to attract new audiences.
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Back in October last year, Nick Mason was interviewed by Clive Anderson for China Exchange in London. A video recording was made of the entire event, which is now available to view online above.
Nick Mason started his Prudential Talk by speaking about his life before becoming a musician – he said that training to be an architect helped form the band. He initially completed his degree in architecture but “fell in with a bad lot” to form Pink Floyd with a few names from his course. Being a student then helped in terms of funding and jokingly said that, they “were sort of a government funded initiative”.
Nick said that Ginger Baker has had an “enormous influence” on him becoming a drummer. In his early teens, he was in a band and a member had already brought a guitar, so that left him with “reduced opportunities”. Forming a group usually comes first before learning how to play instruments. For young Nick, music lessons were non-existent so “everyone were self-taught and learned during the job”.
When discussing the craft of being a band, Nick said the most important thing is confidence. Pink Floyd were fortunate to have “confidence in the overall shape of the band rather than just the individual” and the friction of working together is “one of the reasons why some of the good work gets done”.
Nick attributed Pink Floyd’s success to the group’s ability to entice their fans by creating spectacular visual effects during their concerts. The idea of utilising light became a big part of their performance especially when they became a professional group as they had “found a niche”.
Nick shared his passion for motorcars. He revealed he has a collection of around 40 cars, mainly older cars that have certainly rocked up in value. Growing up in a family who loved cars, particularly racing cars – he admitted to a retirement soon after a recent accident while racing and believe that “that was the marker to slow down.”
Pink Floyd : Their Mortal Remains Exhibition at MACRO – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma Is Now Open !!!
The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains is an immersive, multi-sensory and theatrical journey through Pink Floyd’s extraordinary world.
A story of sound, design and performance, the exhibition chronicles the music, iconic visuals and staging of the band, from the underground psychedelic scene in 1960s London to the present day, illustrating their groundbreaking use of special effects, sonic experimentation, powerful imagery and social commentary.
The exhibition marks the first collaboration in decades of Pink Floyd’s remaining members and is promoted by Michael Cohl and Concert Productions International B.V.
MACRO is located less than 1km from The Piper Club, which played host to Pink Floyd’s first shows in Italy in April 1968. The exhibition celebrates Pink Floyd’s place in history as the world’s cultural landscape changed from the 1960s.
The band occupied a distinctive experimental space and were the foremost exponents of a psychedelic movement that changed the understanding of music forever, becoming one of the most important groups in contemporary music.
2. Right Down the Line (G. Rafferty)
4. Something About You
6. Eventually (K. Parker)
7. Until We Get There
8. Million Dollar Secret (featuring Nels Cline)
9. Feels Like a Curse
10. Goodnight, Irene (featuring Roger Waters)
For those unfamiliar with Lucius, The band is is a four-piece indie pop band from Brooklyn, New York which features Jess Wolfe & Holly Laessig who are featured as backing vocalists on Roger Waters 2017 Album Is This The Life We Really Want? and subsequently the supporting Us & Them Tour.
Now the tables have turned and Roger is repaying there loyalty and passion with his current work by appearing on there upcoming album.
Official Release Statement
“Amidst nearly every performance over the past few years, we’ve had the opportunity to strip away everything – be it at the center of the crowd, on stage around one microphone, or in tiny, unexpected rooms around the world – all in an effort to share and create an intimate, heartfelt connection with our audience. It is these moments that have inspired our newest recording project, NUDES. Recorded over two days at New York’s legendary Electric Lady Studios, NUDES is a collection of acoustic songs: new, from our back catalog – reimagined, and covers we’ve always wanted to record. It is a record paying homage to what has been… and a hint at what’s to come.”
Taking Part In The 2018 London Bass Guitar Show is none other than Guy Pratt.
Guy is one of the UK’s best-known bass players. A hugely prolific session bassist over the last three decades, Guy has recorded and toured with artists of the calibre of Pink Floyd, Madonna, Roxy Music, Michael Jackson, Iggy Pop, Tom Jones and many more. He is also a standup comedian, actor and published author.
The London Bass Guitar Show is a two-day event dedicated to all things bass. Held at the prestigious Olympia London, you will find three stages and loads of bass gear to try out. On the main stage, watch your idols perform up close and personal, giving you the chance to see them play front and centre. Past artists include Robert Trujillo, Suzi Quatro, Peter Hook, Stuart Hamm, Mark King, Billy Sheehan, Jeff Berlin and many more.
There is limited seating in the main stage auditorium, so guarantee yourself entry by buying a ticket for £5 to see your favourite artist on the day, or try your luck for a free ticket – an allocation is given out an hour before each performance.
Check out the Education Zone whatever your level – none of us are perfect, right? Some of the best bass tutors out there will be on hand to give advice and tips, and answer those burning bass playing questions. The show is packed with the best brands out there from Cort to Schack, so you can try out and buy the latest and best bass gear at special show prices.
The London Bass Guitar Show takes place on 3rd & 4thMarch 2018 at Olympia London, Hammersmith Rd, London, W14 8UX between 10am – 6pm *Please note the Gear Hall closes at 5pm on Sunday. Guy’s performance at the 2 day event takes place on the 04th March 2018